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Study will take a long, hard look at threat of flooding in Northern Virginia

Posted on Sep 13,2019
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The Washington Marina south of Reagan National Airport is one of the areas that is part of the study. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Source Wtop

By Dick Uliano

ALEXANDRIA, VA. —
Some Northern Virginia communities along the Potomac River, including Old Town, Bell Haven and the Fort Hunt area, are no strangers to the threat of flooding.

These communities are part of a $3.5 million study on the risk of coastal storms and what can be done to protect public and private property.

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments have launched a 2 1/2 year study of flooding threats to site from Arlington to northern Prince William County.

“There's always been a threat for flooding in this area, but there’s never been a real comprehensive look at the whole area … and we’re taking a larger view than we’ve ever looked at it before; so we can look at a whole system of ways that we can reduce the threat,” said Steve Walz, Environmental Programs Director at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Source Wtop



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